The Mulvane Art Museum first opened its doors to the public in 1924. In anticipation of the upcoming 100th anniversary in 2024, Washburn is launching a fundraising project to support cross-disciplinary academic projects and to maintain the museum’s world class galleries, collections and educational offerings. Our goal of $5,000 for this year’s Day of Giving will launch a larger initiative towards the ultimate goal of raising $100,000 for 100 years of the Mulvane Art Museum.
Accredited by the American Association of Museums in 1988, the Mulvane Art Museum, one of the oldest art museums west of the Mississippi, houses a collection of approximately 6,000 objects from around the world including paintings, prints, drawings, sculptures, photographs and decorative art. While international in scope, the Museum's collection focuses on the works of artists from Kansas and the Mountain Plains region of the United States. In addition to exhibiting works from the collection the Museum also presents changing exhibitions featuring artists from around the world.
The Mulvane offers more than 9,000 square feet of exhibition space, secure storage for the collection and art preparation areas, along with the Judith Lennox Sabatini ArtLab, a 2,700 square-foot, hands-on art experience center and four education classrooms. The museum offers in-house art classes, public lectures, family events and community educational experiences for people of all ages and abilities. Admission is FREE and open to the public.